The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico is small, yet informative. It houses very authentic western art. From the Native American pottery collection, to the rifle collection, to the stage coach and the model train exhibit — the museum is worth stopping by.

Aside from the very friendly staff, there is no admission fee. Please leave a few dollars into the box by the front door.

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Oh, there is also an ongoing project of building a 1905 Carlsbad scale replica!

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Collection of cutting tools.

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Pottery Collection

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Old Carriage

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Rifle Collection

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The Philippine Flag.

The islands were won by the U.S. when Admiral George Dewey defeated the Spanish Fleet in the Manila Bay during the Spanish-American war.

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An old Kodak.

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Culture from around the world.

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What’s an Art Center without paintings?

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An 1892 bicycle.

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An 1890 saddle.

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A room that empowers women.

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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center
Address: 418 West Fox Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Entrance Fee: FREE
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10AM – 5PM; Sunday is closed.

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